Avid has unveiled the Avid ISIS 5000 – billed as a new, lower cost, easy-to-use, realtime, open shared storage solution aimed at local and regional broadcasters and post production facilities.
The ISIS 5000 is built upon the company’s ISIS technology (pictured), which is used in more than 700 major media enterprises to store, share and manage large quantities of digital media assets. Customers can improve allocation of creative resources and support changing project needs with an open shared storage platform that offers access to high-performance ISIS File System technology on lower cost hardware, support for third-party applications and streamlined administration to create more content more affordably.
Ian Burling, head of technical services at Films at 59, an award-winning post production house in Bristol, England, beta tested the new Avid ISIS 5000. “Our clients use a variety of editing systems, so to meet their needs, flexibility is a number one priority for us. We were looking for a solution that would allow us to consolidate high and low resolution clients and move media with greater agility and ease. We’re extremely impressed by how well the ISIS 5000 has tested. It’s proven to be a flexible, easy-to-use, high-performance standard-bearer – great for post production houses like us that need to integrate third-party editing systems such as Apple Final Cut Pro to handle a variety of workflows.”
Designed to address the specific needs of workgroups requiring 40 or fewer client connections and looking for greater flexibility to accommodate ongoing changes and new business opportunities, the ISIS 5000 shared storage solution is fully tested and qualified with Apple Final Cut Pro, as well as support for an end-to-end Avid workflow.
Avid ISIS 5000 will be available on 30 July 2010 in a 32TB or 64TB switched configuration, or a 32TB Direct Connect configuration that offers four direct client connections and the ability to add a third-party switch. All configurations support Mac or PC clients and include 40 seat licenses with either one or three years of Avid Priority or Avid Uptime Support. UK pricing starts at £29,600.